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Become a Volunteer Ride Leader with HSBC UK Guided Rides

Ride leader pic

31 May 2017 British Cycling is on the hunt for cyclists to volunteer with a new led ride programme coming to Sheffield this summer. If you love cycling and are passionate about getting more people on their bikes, there’s no better time to become a Ride Leader with HSBC UK Guided Rides. Guided Rides are rolling out across major towns ...

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Major study launched into M1 connectivity

A major feasibility study into Junction 33 and 34 has been launched

  30 May 2017 Originally released by WSP Professional services and engineering consultancy WSP has been appointed by Sheffield City Council in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council to lead on a study that will define the business case for a Sheffield City Region ‘Innovation Corridor’. The company will assess the options and develop plans to reduce congestion and improve connectivity ...

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Nether Edge and Sharrow By-election

The candidates for the Sheffield City Council Nether Edge & Sharrow by-election, to take place on Thursday 22nd June 2017, are as follows: Shahid Ali (Liberal Democrats) Jim Steinke (Labour Party) Rob Unwin (Green Party)

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Seventeen prosecuted for wrongful use of blue badge

Blue badges give the holder a chance to park in earmarked bays

24 May 2007 Seventeen people have been ordered to pay a total of £8,810 after wrongfully using blue badges issued to disabled relatives so they could park for free in Sheffield. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on Tuesday how blue badges issued to relatives including a 90-year-old pensioner and a five-year-old school pupil had been used by motorists including a University ...

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Care leavers celebrate becoming young leaders

Care leavers on residential

24 May 2017 Issued on behalf of The Brathay Trust Five care leavers from Sheffield are celebrating their progress towards becoming young leaders. The 17 to 20 year-olds have completed a six-month programme, and a four day residential in the Lake District, as part of an effective leadership qualification. Four others were also successful in completing some of the modules ...

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Vigil for the victims of the Manchester attack

manchester - resized

23 May 2017 A vigil for the victims of the Manchester attack will be held in the Peace Gardens at 6pm this evening. Speakers will include Sheffield’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy, and Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council. People are invited to lay flowers as a show of solidarity. A Book of Condolence is also open in ...

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Statement following Manchester attack

Manchester - book of condolence - for newsroom

23 May 2017 Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “Sheffield stands completely united with our friends in Manchester after what is a truly horrifying and shocking attack. It is particularly barbaric that this was designed to target an event that was attended by so many children and young people and our hearts go out to the victims, ...

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New city-wide campaign to tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation

Theatre performance of it's not okay

  Issued on behalf of NSPCC and Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board                                                                                                                                                                   22 May 2017 Today (Monday 22 May) the NSPCC and Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board will launch It’s Not Okay, a year-long campaign  to tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation. The aim of the campaign will be to educate children, parents and the wider public about abuse and exploitation, and to improve cross-organisational ...

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More litter louts fined by the courts


19 May 2017 A further six people were ordered to pay out more than £2,000 in court last week, after being caught dropping litter in the streets. Each person was offered the opportunity to pay a fixed penalty at the time of the offence but they declined to do so, and so were prosecuted. During the last 12 months, Enforcement ...

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On a dodgy date or feeling unsafe on a night out? Just Ask For Angela

Ask For Angela posters are up in venues across Sheffield

19 May 2017 We’ve all been there. Meeting someone for a first date and not sure how it will work out… But what happens if things take a turn for the worse and you start feeling uncomfortable or even unsafe? Ask For Angela is a new safety campaign starting in pubs, clubs and bars in Sheffield, which supports safe dating ...

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21 places to go on a first date in Sheffield

TWITTER - 21 places to go on a first date in Sheffield

19 May 2017 Revolución de Cuba Pop World Tiger Works All Bar One SHU Hubs Octogan Bar One Coffee Revolution Foundry Interval Bar Frog and Parrot Old House Common Room Riverside Forum CHAMPS The Howard The York Corporation Bankers Draft The Leadmill These pubs, clubs and bars are all taking part in the Ask For Angela bar safety campaign, which ...

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Next steps for Gleadless Valley Regeneration Plans

Gleadless Valley was built in the 1950s and 60s, and was once hailed for its design and quality

 12 May 2017 It’s one of Sheffield’s most iconic housing estates. And now, work on revamping the Gleadless Valley for current and future residents has begun, with a public consultation set to take place in the autumn. Janet Sharpe, Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods Service at Sheffield City Council, said: “We’ve won extra money from Government to develop a masterplan ...

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Foster carers ask families to do something incredible

Diane, foster carer

15 May 2017 Sheffield City Council is asking more families to help change the lives of children and young people throughout the city by becoming foster carers. The call for more carers comes during Foster Care Fortnight, which runs nationally until Sunday 21 May. In Sheffield there are 275 fostering households who look after more than 265 children. Diane from ...

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Only one week to register your vote for June 8 General Election

Your vote counts - make sure you register to vote

15 May 2017 People across Sheffield are being reminded that the deadline to register for the forthcoming General Election is just one week away, by 11.59pm on Monday 22 May. If you’re not registered to vote, or unsure if you’re still registered, you need to apply by 22 May. Sheffield City Council is advising people not to leave registering to ...

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